And just like that, the spring game is almost here. They say time flies when you’re having fun and that’s exactly what happened during March Madness. If you weren’t following along, quite a bit happened, but nothing that will dramatically affect the product we see on the field this fall.
Throughout the course of the week, I’ll provide plenty of material to prepare you for the Friday night scrimmage between the Blue and the White. There are new faces to know and big plays to see. If you can’t make moves to Kroger Field, you can watch all the action on the SEC Network beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET. But trust me, you’ll want to be there. There are only so many times we can accurately say, “it’s football time in the Bluegrass.”
It’s not looking great. The Weather Channel currently gives Lexington a 90% chance for early rain. The keyword of that forecast is “early.” Hopefully the wind will blow all the bad weather away before the 6:00 p.m. kickoff.
A New KSR Football Podcast
Tomorrow we’re getting the gang together to prepare you for Friday’s game and talk about what went down over the last month at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility. Keep your eyes peeled on iTunes tomorrow afternoon.
In an ideal world, Mark Stoops will split the teams up evenly. Instead of simply pitting the offense vs. the defense like a year ago, the man in charge wants to crank up the competition. It all depends on the Cats’ injury status. It was pretty rough last week. We’ll see how many guys are still banged up tomorrow.
An Easy Way to get Tickets
Tickets to the Blue/White Game are free, as of course is tradition, but you still need to reserve a seat. The easiest way to save a spot is through ReplyBuy. Text “KENTUCKY” to 20123 to claims your tickets.
Let this also serve as a friendly reminder that it’s your final week to renew season tickets for the 2019 season. Lock up your spot before Friday, April 12.
Plenty of Recruits
I’m slowly starting to compile a list, and folks, it’s a doozy. For those who could not enroll early, most of the remaining 2019 recruiting class will be in attendance. I’ll share as much as possible once we get closer to Friday. It’s in Kentucky’s best interest to host John Young a week after the four-star offensive tackle from Louisville visited Auburn.
— John Young (@the_johnyoung) March 30, 2019
Josh Allen is the Best
Haters are always going to hate. Some are too stubborn to leave the Nick Bosa hill. Three out of five NFL Network Draft analysts agree — Josh Allen is the best pass rusher in the 2019 draft class. Bucky Brooks and Maurice Jones-Drew are big fans, but I’m a bigger fan of the praise David Carr provided.
“Kentucky’s Josh Allen is the best pass rusher in this class because he gets to the quarterback in critical moments, whether it’s during a play on third down, in the red zone or down the stretch in the fourth quarter. The explosive defender compares to Denver’s Von Miller in the way that he can cause a disruption on any given play, and how he can put a game away with a batted down pass or strip. Allen’s a closer-type player that every NFL team is trying to get.”
Back to Work
Offseason workout programs are underway around the NFL. This week Za’Darius Smith got his first taste of what it’s like to be a Green Bay Packer.
— Za'Darius Smith (@TheRealZSmith) April 8, 2019
A Pleasant Spring Game Surprise
In closing, I’ll do something I never thought I would do — give Will Muschamp a compliment. The South Carolina head coach stopped the action during their spring game to award his placekicker a scholarship. Well done.
Nail the FG ?
Get a scholarship ?
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 6, 2019